Yoshida: Sumida River-- Mist
Artist: Yoshida Hiroshi
Title: Sumida River-- Mist
Series: Twelve Views of Tokyo (Tokyo juni-dai)
Sumidagawa, kiri. Boats ply the Sumida River in the mist, while passengers await a ferry at a landing in the right foreground. This work evokes Manet and other French Impressionists. Yoshida published this work in several color versions that indicate different times of day and atmospheric conditions, with this one being the most effective in terms of conveying mood.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban (27.5 x 40.5 cm)
Publisher: Self-published by the artist.
Literature: Abe catalog number 59. See Swinton’s “Terrific Tokyo” (1999), number 38. Brown, Kendall H. & Goodall-Cristante, Hollis, Shin-Hanga, New Prints in Modern Japan, 1996, p. 44, fig. 42.
Seal: artist’s red seal, lower left and jizuri in left margin
Signature: Hiroshi Yoshida in pencil and Yoshida in ink